Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Hey, I'm Back

For all of the devoted TV Guy followers who have missed me for the past few days, the good news for both of you is that I'm back from a mini non-vacation over the weekend.

I would have loved to have posted earlier, especially with absolutely killer episodes of "Heroes" and "Studio 60" to close out their final run of original episodes before breaking for the holiday.

"Heroes" gave us some tantalizing glimpses of the future, plus continued to explore the ambiguous nature of HRG, Claire's dad. "Studio 60" gave us a huge burst in the Danny-Jordan relationship in addition to delivering some great moments of comedy.

Of course, this time of year kind of sucks, since virtually all the original episodes of most network shows are now finished (though "Standoff" and "Friday Night Lights" both advertised their final episodes for next Tuesday). Usually, we get stuck with various Christmas specials and movies.

The most interesting news this week is that ABC continues to shoot itself in the foot and will air "Lost" at 10 p.m. once it returns on Feb. 7. Between the increased popularity of "Criminal Minds" (which earned the coveted post-Super Bowl timeslot in January) and the new "American Idol" returning in January, ABC is virtually conceding a night it owned last year.

Making matters worse, ABC announced it will air "Knights of Prosperity" and "In Case of Emergency" in the 9-10 p.m. hour, two sitcoms of some promise that will get demolished when they hit the air.

4 comments:

Zodin2008 said...
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Zodin2008 said...

Welcome back.

Yes, this decision by ABC makes me tired just thinking about it.

I absolutely loathe it, just loathe it. ABC seems bound and determined to kill "Lost". Screw "Criminal Minds". I don't get why people watch this garbage, but ABC should continue to offer "Lost" at a more reasonable hour.

As for the NBC shows that have aired this week, they have all been great...especially "Heroes".

Anonymous said...

Zodin and I must be the "both" readers you mentioned :)

I caught the Heroes mini-marathon on Sci-Fi last week (thanks for the head's up, by the way!), but I'm unable to catch the new episodes, as I have a Monday night class and am not fortunate enough to have TiVo or any of those other fancy gadgets. Hopefully they'll release the episodes on DVD so I can watch further than Episode 6.

Welcome back. You were greatly missed.

Gina

Phillip Ramati said...

Zod, I'm not upset about Criminal Minds. People will either enjoy a show or not enjoy. That's a matter of individual taste. It's how ABC has given up on Wednesdays and screwed Lost that has me upset.

Gina, check out Thursday's post for more discussion on your dilemma.